Paws4thot

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Paws4thot

1062 posts

5 gallons (that's real gallons, not US 'gallons' too) of fuel isn't much use to a tank!

Even though the Germans didn't know about Benghazi burners lubricating oil, paraffin or water all seem more likely.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

1062 posts

Nice, and the Emil looks very "Battle of Britain sulphur nose".

Matters arising:-

  1. The "brownish" you originally got looks more like Luftwaffe desert camo than European, at least on this monitor. The mixed grey is believable.
  2. Masking tape - Ideally you want kabuki tape (multiple brands are available) but failing that you might get something better from a body shop or car accessory shot. In this event, keep it in a drawer between uses!

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

1062 posts

@Tomek22

Wink

Isn‘t that the „River Kwai“ Bridge on the Cover?

Wooden trestle bridges like that are more common than you think.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

1062 posts

Great job of "moving in day" at a forward desert air strip.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

1062 posts

Leon, I agree with you; the frosted "glass" doesn't add anything when painting anyway.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

1062 posts

Well, in the advert for this kit, the "black and white underside scheme" shows the white covering the port side of what would otherwise be the bomb aiming window. The starboard side can't be seen in the relevant illustration.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

1062 posts

Agreed Paul, but the OP specifically asked about bombers, so I only mentioned the 2 types I specifically knew about the dope shine through on.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

1062 posts

@Aussie Jeff

The spitfire looked great, definitely not a disaster. The red decal things round the guns can be a pain. As a fellow Australian who lives between wheelabarrowback and the middle of nowhere, I can sympathise with your woes. That said, I still don't have to travel 800km to a model shop.

I'm actually near Coffs Harbour - so have the choice of Necastle to the south or GoldCoast/Brisbane to the north.  Both are a similar distance and I haven't found anything decent any closer with my web searches.

Actually, that reminds me; the red decals are a representation of red canvas patches which were applied over the gun ports when time between sorties permitted. Don't leave them off, but if they're rough, crooked or lifting they're almost certainly plausible!

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

1062 posts

There's more: a Vickers Wellington (and probably a Wellesley too) will actually be pink, yes pink, inside, with aluminium for the geodesic structure ex works.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

1062 posts

For the record, I have built the EFA, but when I bought it it came with decals for several of the DAs, and actually finished up painted and marked as DA4 from its period as a stress test airframe. That meant using the kit DA4 decals except the black stencils on overall black except the radome.

Jeff, the point about this statement is that, with a little research, you can sometimes get a totally different looking but still accurate model for the price of a pot of paint, and gloss or silk black is something most modelers have as a stock item.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

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